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48m

Post by tvdxrools » 20 May 2016 10:51

does anyone listen to the pirates on 48m , its been quite busy the past few days from 1700 onwards , cheers David
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Re: 48m

Post by tvdxrools » 21 May 2016 07:47

i take it that's a no then , cheers David

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Re: 48m

Post by John Faulkner, Skegness » 21 May 2016 10:09

I can only answer by saying no, but I used to listen to them years ago when I first got into the hobby. I have a few QSLs from them too.

I know there are others here who listen. They're probably busy listening right now :)

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Re: 48m

Post by Julian Hardstone » 21 May 2016 10:37

I usually have a quick tune around 48m and 75m on those rare occasions when I turn on the Lowe HF-125, and it's reassuring to hear plenty of pirate activity, now that there so very few authorised users left on these bands.

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Re: 48m

Post by tvdxrools » 21 May 2016 10:48

Sunday morning was the traditional day for the pirates on 48m and it still is but the band has been pretty active mon - sat with stations from Holland Germany Austria Italy uk and at times the USA up the top of the band , cheers David
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Re: 48m

Post by tvdxrools » 21 May 2016 13:11

good sigs as i type , python 6270 unid 6297 no id yet , unid dutch 6325 all s9+ signals , cheers David
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Re: 48m

Post by MarkdxAnglesey » 10 Nov 2016 17:00

Need some help trying to get us pirates on 49m. Can anyone help with times etc
I'm getting nowhere
tvdxrools wrote:does anyone listen to the pirates on 48m , its been quite busy the past few days from 1700 onwards , cheers David
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Re: 48m

Post by satnipper » 10 Nov 2016 19:02

Freqs: 6900-6990 kHz
Mode: USB
Times: 0000+

They are quite weak though, and depend on propagation supporting the path.

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Re: 48m

Post by MarkdxAnglesey » 11 Nov 2016 12:29

Thanks ks stuart
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Re: 48m

Post by MarkdxAnglesey » 14 Nov 2016 13:03

Not even any carriers
..anyone else getting any luck
Perhaps I will try a different aerial..shorting the flag at moment

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Re: 48m

Post by satnipper » 14 Nov 2016 14:22

The Flag should be fine on 48m Mine works well there - probably about an S point down on a G7FEK at 10m but with superior s/n.

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Re: 48m

Post by satnipper » 14 Nov 2016 15:03

I don't think that the propagation path has been open on 43m between the USA and the UK recently at the right times. One tip is to use a websdr in the US to check if anything is on or check here for NA loggings http://freeradiocafe.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=4

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Re: 48m

Post by MarkdxAnglesey » 14 Nov 2016 15:17

Thanks again stuart..I will have a look....do you short your flag or use it with the resistor at usual value
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Re: 48m

Post by satnipper » 14 Nov 2016 17:10

Usual value. My Flag works ok up to 26 Mhz

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Re: 48m

Post by MarkdxAnglesey » 14 Nov 2016 19:15

Do you fancy giving it a go stuart...no prob if too busy...could compare notes
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Re: 48m

Post by satnipper » 14 Nov 2016 19:58

I did check the other night and I think that the MUF was too low. Seems as though some stations are now using around 4 Mhz though.

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Re: 48m

Post by satnipper » 14 Nov 2016 19:58

Friday night I'll check out the US Persii see if anything is on.

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